A wrinkled neck or a double chin, the loss of contour between the face and neck is perceived by women and men as not aesthetically pleasing.
A neck lift or a neck lift, which is often done in combination with a facelift, is then usually a good solution to bring vitality back to the face and neck.
The Preparation for a face-tightening
- Taking aspirin or similar medications in the two weeks prior to the operation are forbidden, as these can inhibit blood clotting.
- Cut back on smoking and drinking alcohol several days before the operation. It is best to completely refrain from smoking.
- Plan on taking at least 10 days off after the operation. It is not possible to be certified unfit for work due to a face lift operation.
- Please clear up all questions before you report for the operation. The patient must sign a so-called informed consent before the operation. This form documents the planned surgical procedure and the risks involved with it. Your signature confirms that you have been informed of the procedure and the potential risks involved.
The Surgery of a facelifting
Depending on how extensive the operation is, a face lift can be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis. In any case, Vitalitas offers you the security of being attended to by trained personnel. The length of the operation depends on the extent of what is to be done. As a rule it lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours.
The incision for a face lift runs along the front of the ear and leads along the hairline to the back of the earlobe. The incision follows the natural lines or creases of the skin so that it is as inconspicuous as possible. The skin is separated from the underlying muscles and fat and pulled tight to its original position. Skin, muscles and fat and connective tissue are in various layers and change differently in the aging process. Each of these structures is corrected after individual analysis. Excess fat from the chin, neck and cheeks can be contoured so that facial regions that are sunken in, for example under the eyes, can be filled with it. In order to maintain the aesthetic unity of face and neck and to achieve the longest possible results, the tissue from the neck and face must be tightened. Any excess skin is removed and then sewn up again.
Before closing the wound, the surgeon inserts fine drainage tubes behind the ear so that any blood and excess fluid can flow out immediately after the operation. For the first few days an elastic bandage helps to keep down the swelling.
Face lifts are usually performed under general anaesthesia. In this way, you as a patient are spared as much stress as possible. The anaesthetist decides after a thorough examination whether or not a patient can undergo general anaesthesia. The anaesthetist is present during the complete operation and monitors the anaesthesia.
If for some reason general anaesthesia is not possible, then the face lift can also be performed with a local anaesthetic. In addition to the anaesthetic, a sedative is also administered, making the patient very drowsy. You are then awake and relaxed, but you don’t feel anything except a slight pulling or similar sensations without any pain during the complete procedure. The sedative can be taken as a pill, or injected into a vein in the arm.
The aftercare for Facelift
In the first days after surgery can ease pain of the operated facial lots occur, the facial expressions and the movement of the head can thus be limited. To pain largely be avoided, we have in our hospital a special concept for "pain" have been developed.
On the first day after surgery, the drains are usually removed. The association can be either equal to or in the following days will be removed. So that the face does not swell too much, the head in the first days after the surgery if possible be kept quiet. The look in the mirror immediately after the operation provides for occasional irritation. Because first, the unfamiliar face: The swelling changes the facial features, the facial expression is restricted and the scars are visible. But the swelling, bruising, and the circumstances resulting in numbness of certain skin areas are disappearing in the course of weeks as a rule completely. A cooling of the face and a corresponding saving support healing.
That is why the first week after surgery for a break booked. Five to seven days after surgery, the first thread pulled. In the hairy scalp, the threads or clips are a little longer because of slower healing. The healing process in order not to jeopardize operated should be fresh, however avoid alcohol and nicotine. The first four weeks, you should refrain from sports.
Nevertheless, freshly operated on after a few days of their normal everyday activities go back to. The scars fade rapidly, until they are just as thin white lines are detectable. Most people are already ten to four ten days after the facelift to its work. After the second week you will notice the positive results of intervention: your face look fresh and relaxed from. Look forward to a successful impact in your environment!
With proper indications and realistic expectations, most patients are very satisfied with the result achieved. The improvement in the appearance often means the beginning of a "new life". You have a higher self-satisfaction and increased self-esteem.
What is the next step?
No brochure can be an individual interview replace. The next step towards your target of choice is an appointment with our specialists for plastic and aesthetic surgery. In a personal conversation to answer them all in silence all your questions and work together with you an individual treatment approach.
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We hope that you feel good.
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